Top Stories

Angelina Jolie & Sarah Jessica Parker: Highest Paid Actresses!

Angelina Jolie & Sarah Jessica Parker: Highest Paid Actresses!

Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker share the crown for Forbes‘ latest list of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses!

The two actresses tied for the top spot, each bringing in an estimated $30 million.

Angelina “has made a name for herself as an actress who can easily handle action, drama and even directing,” while SJP “still makes most of her money off of Sex and the City” as well her successful line of fragrances, including Lovely, Covet, and NYC, according to the mag.

Coming in third was Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who both earned $28 million, followed by Julia Roberts and Kristen Stewart with $20 million.

Check out the full list at!

Just Jared on Facebook
Credit: Jason Merritt, Stephen Lovekin; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Angelina Jolie, Sarah Jessica Parker

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Cardi B is still doing fashion week after Nicki Minaj fight - TMZ
  • Selena Gomez is taking a break from social media - Just Jared Jr
  • Pete Davidson is sharing intimate details about life with Ariana Grande - TooFab
  • Cardi B won’t do the Super Bowl Halftime Show unless she gets her own set - Lainey Gossip
  • Nick Jonas' little brother Frankie is so grown up - Just Jared Jr
  • Angelina Jolie isn't missing Brad Pitt - Gossip Cop
  • vale

    Wow overpaid

  • Wes


  • cupcake

    I’m so happy for SJP. People are so mean about her, so its nice to hear some good news. I’m not surprised she literally made a whole decade hers with SATC. congrats to them all! LOVE Reese and Julia too!

  • Genie

    This isn’t exactly highest paid, but who made the most this year. You have to factor in how many movies each actress makes per year, if they are starring or making a guest appearance, etc. Angelina makes a huge amount, and Reese(god knows why). She made 20 mil for her horrible movie with Owen Wilson, and Jack Nicolson, the legend, made 1/10th of her salary.

  • an oldie

    OK, I had to go back 2 threads to bring this post by Cliniqua regarding this Forbes list. Great analysis, as usual, Cliniqua.

    @reply | Flag This
    # 344 CLINIQUA @ 07/05/2011 at 2:23 pm +13

    This latest top ranking is so full of sh*t, other than Angie being #1 that is, LOL….unless they know what Aniston was paid for booty hunter or jgwi (and I suspect she was single digit mils for both), she is not even close to being in the top 5, let alone #3.
    See, what used to happen is that they’d compare a REAL film actress’s per film take (i.e., Angelina and her 20 million dollar salary for SALT, for instance) against TV hack-iston and all her tacky endorsement monies, tv residuals, and ensemble ’supporting’ rom com salaries…basically the kitchen sink, just to get Maniston up there and ranked.
    Peole knew she was desperate, and trying to save face in the years post her BP dumping…they knew she was partaking in a rivalry that existed only in her own mind, so they let her and Huvane resort to trickery/bribery/palm greasing/pleading to get her on these phony asss’d lists.
    Usually other actresses had too much pride to count up all their pennies and do the same thing. They probably thought it laughable the bish was twisting herself into pretzel to ‘compete,’ w/ Angelina. lolol But I think NOW, they look at this ish, in her going on 7TH YEAR (!!) of this bullh*t, and are syin ENOUGH!
    They didn’t feel the need to scrape up every little paycheck for every little endorsement deal, side part, backend deal, and turn their stubs into Forbes to squash Maniston, no.1) because no sane person tries to roll w/ Angelina anyway, and 2)adding up all their twos and fews and endorsements, etc., wouldn’t be an HONEST representation of ‘highest paid,’ actress anyway. They left the desperation moves to Maniston and her PR flack Hvane.
    HOWEVER, it appears other actresses, are getting damned sick of Maniston/Huvane’s ONGOING neverending tricks…and at LEAST, Sarah Jessica Parker is taking a page out of Huvane’s & Maniston’s dirty playbook – getting in the ball game with her own PR, and apparently saying ‘look, if you’re gonna throw Rachel Green and her tacky tv kitchen sink in the mix with Angelina, Reese and Cameron – you can add my asss in their as well. My clothing line, perfume, movies and TV residuals all outrank and outsell hers!!” LOL
    It’s about time these other actresses got as sneaky and manipulative as Queen Huvaniston…next up should be J.Lo, who also outranks any and all itlle penny anty sh*t Maniston is doing with her bottled water and perfume gig. Witherspoon, did two high profile films and got paid accordingly as LEAD, and had her AVON endorsement, Diaz has endorsements, and she’s always a lead, and what about Sandra Bullock??!! It’s obvious Forbes is run by PR flacks to desperados, and they just use Angelina’s name to get hits and as a bellweather to other desperate actresses, meanwhile Angie not only is not turning over sh*t or responding to their little polls at all, she’s probably OBLIVIOUS to this b.s……meanwhile Manny and her people are probably on the phone with Forbes, pleading, and cajoling day in and day out.

  • Irena

    If Kristen Stewart is on the list with $20 million, where is Emma Watson (who surely earns more)?

  • R u mad?

    With all that money you’d think Angelina would take better care of herself. She looks worn out and very unhappy most of the time. Angelina really needs to come out of the closet. We all know she’s gay.

  • HUH?

    FORBES is full of shyte as usual and just try to gin up attention. AJ made way more than $30 million in that time period and JA made way less. Aniston gets $5 million MAX a film and she made 2 films in that time. JA NEVER gets back end while Angie is collecting first money % from WANTED, SALT, The Tourist and both Kung Fu Panda films.

  • Bella

    wow Kristen :)

  • Jen

    So happy for Angelina!

  • Dubya Bush

    That pic! lol, it’s like beauty and the beast.

  • groundcontrol

    Yes, I agree about Emma Watson. She has made a huge sum of money. Probably way ahead of the others.
    I also agree Angelina probably received monies from at least Salt in 2010 and possibly still some Wanted monies. Who knows? Surely Forbes doesn’t know.
    No idea when she received money for Tourist [makes sense to count it in 2010 income] which started filming in 2010. I’m sure her directorial and writing fees for Land of Blood and Honey are negligible.

  • http://justjared saira

    @an oldie:
    Jen Aniston is going to be working overtime making bland movies and hocking her perfume, because I believe the sitcom residuals expired last year.


    TO R u mad?:
    YOUreally needs to come out of the closet. We all know YOU’RE A RUDE WH@RE.

  • Paris

    Good for Angie.

    LOL, one thing for sure, Julia wont be happy when she see this.

  • @12

    Emma hasn’t acted in anything blockbuster since 2009 when she was paid for the last Potter. Kristen just finished breaking dawn this year so her earning counts this year. She also has back door gross payments which could total another $10 after both franchises come out in 2012. I don’t think we see Emma on these type of lists ever again.

  • MJ

    @R u mad?: Why did you say that Angie is unhappy? Do you want her to always smile/laugh even there is no reason to do it? Angie is a normal person, only the one with a mental issues/bipolar who can smile with no reason/s cause she thinks she is still a little girl, a happy and very lucky little girl. Angie is a mature woman who is focus on her family unlike the 42 years old woman who always still describe herself as a little girl. And how about you? do you smile all the time even with no reason to? If you do, there must be something wrong with you. You must see a psychiatrist as soon as possible. Good luck!

  • YYZ

    Also, Angie ranked number 11 on The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities. And Maniston? She came in at number 21. Even SJP is at number 73. If you look at where Angie ranks for the Web she is at number 4! Only after Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry, in that order. Where does Maniston rank? Number 19. Ha!

  • EJ

    No women of color??? SMH

  • http://n/a angierocks

    Angie deserves every penny she’s been getting and more.and Oh God ticky in third?what a huge baloney!WTF?!!She makes crappy films.sjp has sex in the city series reruns on tv and movies on dvd though the 2nd one failed.Kristen stewart has the twi franchise and two more films coming out beside that.reese I guess she is being paid more than what her movies are raking in.I don’t know who makes this shiiiiiiiit all I know Angie shares her income to various charities she supports and pioneered.

  • http://n/a angierocks

    again ticky on third spot what a joke!

  • C

    Congratulations Sarah and Angie

  • JPS

    Go Angie! You Rock!

  • amy

    angie is the best! the rest of the list is an absolute joke.

  • c

    This list is a joke tbh


    Angie is a top earner BUT ALSO A TOP DONATOR. What can you say of the other celebs….they don’t even compare to the millions in philanthropy monetary, organizational, and program contributions each and every year by both the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, and Make It Right.


    Just some of the contributions…….

    “The Hollywood Reporter obtained a copy of Angelina Jolie’s and Brad Pitt’s 2008 tax return for the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which is the organization the couple use to donate money…..In 2008, the pair parked just over $13 million in their foundation, and gave away half of it.”
    “Hollywood megastar Brad Pitt and the charitable foundation he helped create donated more than $24 million in 2009 to survivors of Hurricane Katrina to help them secure mortgages for new homes,”

  • Ingottss

    Angie ROCKS!! She definitely earned more than 30 mills for sure!!!
    And she deserved it !!! YAY!!!

  • busted

    The thing about Angelina is you have to note that she is not churning out 2 to 3 movies per year. Imagine the money if she did.

    SJP still I’m sure gets backend from SATC.. That show is still very popular and is in syndication. She is getting that same money that Aniston got for Friends…which inflates their year earning.

    Reese won’t be on that list much longer. She has had too many BO bombs. She won’t be paid those big bucks if she can’t get a hit. Look for Cameron Diaz to make a big jump next year because of Bad Teacher.Aniston should not be there mainly because all the other women on the list in the TOP 5 have ALL.. everyone of them carried a movie to some BO success.. Jennifer Aniston has never ever ever done that. Never been the major lead in a film that made big money at the BO..

    It is not hating on her to point that fact out. I think when she is lead in a film and it makes money, people will show a bit more respect for her inclusion on list like this. She is not a Lead Actress. She is a supporting player just like she was on Friends. All the other women have carried movies to BO success with their names a the draw.

    The list is silly because Forbes in no way knows all the back end deals that are made.

    But I’m glad Angie is at the top. Like her or not. She deserves to be.


  • aquarius64

    Kristen Stewart at 20 million is a joke. Her movies outside Twilight didn’t make any money. This proves that Universal only hired her for Snow White to get the Twi-hards in the theaters. Once that franchise ends let’s see if she really deserves 20 mil a picture.

  • busted


    Angelina (as she has said) had ONE relationship with ONE woman when she was in her late teens or 20 or 21…

    Hardly a lifelong pattern. Move on.. she is 36 years old.. In a relationship for almost 7 years.. a mother of 6..

    Why that pisses off the trolls is beyond me. And it has nothing to do with her earnings for that year.

    Grow up.. Angie sure has.

  • Thai

    “Angelina Jolie & Sarah Jessica Parker: Highest Paid Actresses!” What a bad joke! For what are they paid so well?

  • http://aj slig o lambert^________^ cute

    angelina good looking but with trid

  • robert

    jolie look very young

  • Lara

    Angie should always be #1, but the rest of this list is a joke. Good job Angie and Brad pay no attention to these things. They’re far too busy leading fulfilled loving lives, caring for their children and helping those in need.

  • phool

    I can understand Angelina being top as she does so much but what has SJP done in the last 2 years apart from demand huge pay cheques from Sex In The City makers? oh, that’s right, she got on the celebrity perfume bandwagon.

  • stacey

    By the way Angelina Jolie will earn more than $30m. She always gets residuals from her movies. I would rather do 2 movies, have a personal life and make $30; than work like a dog at making 6 rom-coms in 12 moonths at the cost to my personal life, and earn $27m. Hope Jennifer Maniston slows down instead of stumbling from movie set to movie set.

  • duce

    Changeling and A Mighty Heart. were wonderfull movies Angelina Jolie is a legend. Why does Daily Mail always pick nasty pictures of Angelina? How does Jennifer Aniston always pip Angelina to the post? Please try to state the facts for once instead of playing manistons pr game. They are Not in the same league. Jennifer is just a glorified TV actress and has been. She might look good, but she ain’t Angelina Jolie. Angelina is an Oscar winning actress who’s has the most varied acting credentials in Hollywood from her generation, a member of the US foreign policy tink-tank engine, a UN ambassador, a humanitarian, a multi-faceted intelligent woman, and a mother of 6, who has give good homes to 3 former orphans.

  • ALLY

    Tricky is apperantly taking a year out from hollywood AS IF
    This is what she always does. She “suddenly” gets a boyfriend just before one of her films come out, they date through the press junket, stay together for a month or two afterwards, and then they split up. It’s how she operates and it’s the only reliable way to get herself media attention to promote a new project. I’m just disappointed that she broke up a seemingly happy 14 year relationship for this round.


  • dave

    A year off, pudgy face & tummy…..the baby will be a few months old when she returns. I would never date a woman over 40 who desperately wants children unless I wanted to have one immediately!
    desprado maiston on her way out i bet this relationship lasts till she gets cheater boy to write the script for bori girls

  • phool

    Rubbish. The only reason she’s claiming time out is because nobody has offered her new scripts for ages. She’s the master of PR, this woman. Anyway, promoting 3 movies in 6 months is NOT taking time out love. She’s still gonna be everywhere selling her rom-coms, promoting her perfume and selling water and everything else she does to keep herself in the limelight.

  • ice

    oh goody, so I won’t have to put up with an over 40 year old still wearing mini skirts for 1 year!! About time you lowered the hem, your legs really aren’t that good, and aging signs are showing.

  • phool

    BRAD Pitt says everyone has the right to marry.

    In a statement to People magazine, the actor — who raises six children with partner Angelina Jolie — praised New York for allowing gay marriage.

    “It is encouraging that New York has joined the movement to grant equal marriage rights to its citizens. But it is each American’s Constitutional right to marry the person they love, no matter what state they inhabit,” he said.

    “No state should decide who can marry and who cannot. Thanks to the tireless work of so many, someday soon this discrimination will end and every American will be able to enjoy their equal right to marriage.”

    Pitt recently revealed that his attitude to his career changed when he became a father.

    “The biggest change for me was being a dad. That changes everything,” he said.

    “I’m aware of the impermanence, now that I’ve got a few (movies) left – and I want to do stories where I can make a difference. I want them to be proud of their dad in the end.”

    The Tree of Life star is acutely aware of the effect his and 36-year-old Angelina’s high-profile careers could have on their brood and as well as not telling their kids what they do for jobs he also doesn’t bring home any frustrations from work.

    “It’s so obvious for me that, when I come home, my kids are so aware of everything that’s going on” he said.

    “It’s quite important to me not to put my frustrations on them. I want them to be free, not encumbered with my junk.”

  • phool

    Angelina rocks big time

  • jane
  • Tara

    Fantastic, nice to see ladies earning the same amount as guys, shame some morons on here are at it again!

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    …not sure why #1 was thumbs down. every actor is overpaid, so are athletes.
    anyway’s, SJP topping any list other than ugliest woman, actress, or horse, is a total shock. it amazing me how popular sex and the city was since it was so damn bad. bunch of old ugly horny women doing nothing but trying to find men and have sex. LOL

  • R u mad?

    @MJ: she just looks unhappy and that’s sad because I think she deserves some happiness.

  • Wicked Witches,East&West


  • anustin

    lmao @ the famous urinated dump’eed who.reniston on 3rd.bahahaha…..with her 110 mil looks.